Rami Sofer

Partner

Head of the Corporate, Finance and Infrastructure Department

Adv. Sofer is the Head of the Corporate, Finance and infrastructure Department, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Adv. Sofer specializes in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure projects, financial services, especially services to credit card companies as well as insurance law. Adv. Sofer has been representing some of Israel leading companies in these fields for many years.

Adv. Sofer accumulated extensive experience and a significant reputation regarding various commercial transactions, including merger and acquisition agreements, international transactions for the acquisition of technology and equipment, and the initiation of projects in various fields, both in Israel and abroad.

In the infrastructure field, Adv. Sofer represents government and private entities (including giant foreign  conglomerates) regarding complex infrastructure projects, including projects partially financed by the private sector (BOT and PFI infrastructure projects). He advises on all stages of the projects, from establishing the legislative framework for applicable government sponsored projects, to handling planning proceedings, land expropriation, drafting tenders and managing contact with the winning bidders.

In addition, Adv. Sofer possesses unique expertise in the insurance field, and regularly advises insurance companies, insurance agencies, and institutional entities on all aspects of their activity, including mergers and acquisitions, investments, corporate governance and regulation matters.

In recent years, Adv. Sofer advised on numerous projects and significant transactions, including the acquisition of major companies in the field of financial services and retail; managing the drafting and publication of major infrastructure tenders valued at billions of ILS, as well as representing bidders in such tenders; providing ongoing counsel throughout the planning and construction of complex infrastructure projects including Highway 6, the fast lane at the entrance to Tel-Aviv, and the light rail ‘red line’; providing ongoing counsel throughout all stages of construction and expansion of a gas station chain owned by one of the largest gas companies in Israel; purchase of core technologies for cable TV companies; mergers and acquisitions between institutional entities, insurance companies, and insurance agencies; significant transactions in the heavy industry and petro-chemical fields; agricultural projects in Israel and in developing countries; and more.

Education

LL.B., Tel Aviv University, 1988

Bar Admission

Israel Bar Association, 1989

"Always striving for the best solution for the client and everything with a bright smile."

The Legal 500 | 2020

"Singled out as superb."

Chambers & Partners | 2018

"A great team player, knows how to marshal resources, really cares, and is extremely accessible. Ultimate professional."

IFLR1000 | 2018

"Puts in the effort to assist his clients in a comprehensive and business-like fashion."

The Legal 500 | 2016

"Very thorough, service-oriented, and commercially intelligent."

The Legal 500 | 2014

Representative Work

Shufersal Ltd.
420M ILS

Representing Shufersal in the establishment of a logistics center on a 12 acre plot, valued at 420M ILS.

Takeaway.com - 10bis.co.il Ltd.
135M EUR

Representing 10Bis in its acquisition by Dutch Takeaway.com for 135M EUR.

Isracard

Representing Isracard in establishing leading customer clubs.

Harel Insurance & Finance Ltd. - AIG
35M USD

Representing AIG in the sale of EMI, a residential insurance company, to Harel Insurance for $35M.

CRTG and PMEC

Representing Chinese corporations CRTG and PMEC in Israeli infrastructure projects.

Netivei Ayalon Ltd.

Representing Netivei Ayalon in complex, large scale infrastructure projects valued at billions of ILS.